March 29, 2011 – Chiropractic and Pregnancy
Chiropractic works on the basis or removing joint dysfunction and
What does this mean? – Abnormal motion of the vertebrae or any
other joint can interfere with the proper transmission of messages
from your brain to your body and back again. This is called a
subluxation. Chiropractors remove subluxations by giving
There are 3 stresses that can cause subluxations:
1. Physical stress – trauma, posture, the birth process, work habits, etc.
2. Chemical Stress – what you eat, drink and breathe
3. Emotional stress – family, work, money, stress, etc.
The body regulates and heals itself. Does your body need help to digest food, regulate your heart rate,
and keep a constant body temperature?
If the spinal column interferes with the nervous system, it will interfere with the body’s ability to
regulate and heal itself. So, how does Chiropractic relate to pregnancy?
Throughout a pregnancy, a woman’s posture changes as her uterus expands to accommodate the
growing baby. Many women can become uncomfortable at various points throughout her pregnancy.
Chiropractic adjustments help the woman to feel more comfortable in a rapidly changing body.
Women, who are under Chiropractic care throughout their pregnancies sleep better, walk better and
have more energy. Chiropractic patients have shorter labour and deliveries.
After the baby is born, regular Chiropractic adjustments help the body to convert back to a prepregnancy state.
Chiropractic is one of the best kept secrets for pregnant women.